Islamabad’s first ever mayor elected

Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) A member from Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) was elected as the first-ever mayor of capital city Islamabad, the media reported on Tuesday.

The elections for electing a mayor were held at the Jinnah Convention Centre on Monday between 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. Polling took place through a secret ballot, an Election Commission of Pakistan official said.

According to results, Sheikh Ansar Aziz on Monday managed to secure 49 votes out of a total 77, while the opposing candidate from Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) secured 26 votes.

Aziz told The Nation daily that his top priority as mayor of Islamabad will be the development of rural and backward areas.

“The urban Islamabad does not need any immediate upgrade. My priority is to provide facilities to its outskirts,” said Aziz, who is an architect by profession.

“I am determined to revolutionise rural settlements.”

PML-N’s other nominees, Chaudhry Riffat Javed, Syed Zeeshan Naqvi and Azam Khan, were elected as deputy mayors.

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